Solar plants, that are projected to boost water supplies to Tripoli as well as electricity supply in southern Libya to the towns and tribes along the river, will be installed along the Man-made River route, says the US Embassy on Facebook.

The project is handled by the Libyan Public Money Management (LPFM) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, and the Libyan Local Investment and Development Fund (LLIDF), according to the US Embassy.

It explained that the project aims to provide emergency standby power to water pumping stations along the Man-made River water system, as well as employment opportunities and revenues for local communities.

"The Man-made River is the largest irrigation project in the world and a vital source of drinking water for around 70% of the country's population," the US embassy indicated, explaining that the clean, renewable energy will be used to ensure more reliable grid power and water supplies in Libya.